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Opinion

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Governor's tactics are alarming and ineffective

It's time the governor works with the legislature on budget issues, as well as other important legislation, rather than ringing alarms after the fact.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Prayer can have a place at public meetings

The most recent legal challenge was filed by two non-Christians who contended the prayers at public meetings in a New York state town should be more generic or diverse.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Climate change is real, and it's hurting us

Guest commentator Johann Bruhn writes about the consequences of climate change and urges readers to take action to save the planet.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Another run at solving execution issue

Attorney General Chris Koster's suggestion that Missouri make its own lethal drugs is grim and should not be seriously considered.

DEAR READER: Missourian site is ending its time paywall and moving to surveys for revenue

A program through Google will present short one- or two-question surveys before users can read a story. If you are a member, you won't see any surveys.

DEAR READER: Helping readers navigate style changes in the news

The Missourian editors will be examining changes to the Associated Press Stylebook and deciding which to implement with its own style. If you have a revision for us to consider, please send it along by Friday.

DEAR READER: A wreck on the road hits home

Photos from a motorcycle accident prompted strong reactions from some readers.

ROSE NOLEN: Ugliness in the world? I'd rather not talk about it

Nolen says are many things to feel bad about, but wasting time thinking about them constantly ruins your outlook on life.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Lack of basic information puts city in twilight zone

Confusion and misinformation complicate important community conversations on infrastructure, and even the most basic facts on issues such as water treatment and electricity are elusive.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: We interrupt the news for a short comment about naps

Studies have proven the effectiveness of napping, and new products have been designed to help people sleep in public.

 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Change Washington football team's name, end insult

The nickname is patently offensive, and 50 U.S. senators have sent a letter to the NFL saying as much.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Try some inexpensive, delicious fish with goofy names

We have an abundant supply of inexpensive, delicious fish with goofy or obscure names, but all we want to eat are fish we’re used to eating.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Consumers, companies need to take data breaches seriously

Given the high-tech way in which the world operates now, protecting data is a business necessity and a matter of safety and security for every consumer.

DAVID ROSMAN: It's time to stop failing our veterans

Sunday was not a day of remembrance on the talking-head shows, but a day of allegations and condemnation over the maltreatment of our veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs health centers.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Tornado Alley towns can learn from Joplin

Joplin has rebuilt after the tornado using more precautionary building standards, and other communities should follow suit.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: GOP may regret flying too high during legislative session

Will the final flurry of legislative activity by Missouri Republicans result in a fate similar to the mythological Icarus?

GENE ROBERTSON: Donald Sterling brought needed conversation about race to forefront

If it were not for Donald Sterling's behavior, the media would not have been energized by the issue you highlighted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Common Core will be supported by federal funding

The Obama U.S. Education Department committed $360 million for two consortia to develop national tests aligned with Common Core.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Want the Missouri legislature's attention? Write a bigger check

When Steve Tilley, a legislator turned lobbyist, wrote a check to the House Republican Campaign Committee on May 10, it cast a dark cloud over every vote taken — or not taken — the last week of the session involving one of his clients.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sex offender registry used as tool both for law enforcement and humiliation

The punitiveness of our sex offender laws, registry and restrictions are totally unsupported by any empirical evidence. It destroys marriages, creates homelessness and perpetuates joblessness by listing the employer and address.

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